Monday, August 01, 2005

Sweden: Judge threatened after cutting victim's compensation

Threatening a judge this way is totally unacceptable. But I see this as yet another indication that my prediction of Swedish society collapsing was unfortunately right on the money. I don't know who the rapist was in this case. It might have been a Swede. But I recognize the appalling brutality and very young age of the girl from many such cases in Scandinavia involving immigrant perpetrators. Either way, Swedes do know about the extremely high number of rapes in their country, and the runaway crime rates in general. They feel that their country is slipping away in front of their eyes, but are not allowed to talk about this by the elites, who do whatever they can to conceal the severity of the situation. Officially, there is no immigration debate in Sweden because everything is swell. Unofficially, Sweden is boiling with fear and repressed anger that is starting to reach the surface in various ways. People are frustrated with clueless and weak politicians and immigration policies out of control. A large majority of Swedish Members of Parliament, but even many politicians on lower and local levels, say they experience threats or violence. Many of them say the harassment is so bad they consider leaving politics.

Judge threatened after cutting victim's compensation

A appeal court judge has received a barrage of death threats after reducing the damages awarded to a girl who watched her mother be murdered and who was then raped by the killer. Bertil Hübinette was presiding in the Göta Appeal Court on Thursday and announced the unanimous decision to support the life sentence handed down to the 35 year old killer. But the court also cut the 14 year old girl's damages payout by 100,000 kronor, to 510,850 kronor. That may have been a record damages award, but the decision was unpopular. Critics argued that it sent the wrong message and was an unecessary blow to the girl. "You can't even imagine what this girl has been through - could it be any worse?" said Hans Klette, chairman of the National Association for Victim Support. While the decision was not Hübinette's alone, he has been the focus of the fury following the decision. The 66 year old judge told Dagens Nyheter that some people were sending death threats by SMS and others were calling him directly. And the threats were not just directed at him. One said: "I will rape your wife and murder your grandchildren. I wonder if that will be enough of a violation?" Bertil Hübinette has not yet reported the threats to the police but was planning to discuss the matter with his court colleagues, he told DN. "Many serious threats have come in by telephone and mail," he said. "I don't scare easily but this is naturally very unpleasant for me and my family."


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